Feb 122018

Esther here with this week’s Pick of the Week post. Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial for something I’ve never tried before — a Pop – Up card!


To create the scene on the outside of my card I used sponge daubers to blend several shades of distress ink into a rectangle of watercolor paper. I added the same colors to a piece of watercolor paper cut with the Labels 10 die. To create the white edge, I left the paper in the die while sponging on the ink colors. The rectangle panel is spritzed with water and heat set to create a splattered look.


Next I stamped my fish and turtle on colored cardstock and then colored over it with Touch Five markers, adding some highlights with a white gel pen.I then added a few sea themed die cuts around the edges.
I added a bit of dimension by popping up the label and turtle with foam mounting tape.


To create a pop up card:
1. Trim a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than your card and fold in half
2. Measure (and mark) from the top 3 inches and 5 inches on both the left side and right side of your panel
3. Draw a light line in pencil
4. Using an xacto knife, carefully cut along your lines
5. Carefully fold your panel in half again, making sure the cut part is in the inside
6. Open and attach the image you’d like to “pop-up’ inside your card


For this week only (Feb. 12-18, 2018), get 20% Off the stamps used in Esther’s project when you use the coupon code POTW21218

Supplies and Tools:

Dies: Under the Sea (Cuttlebug), Labels One and Ten (Spellbinders)

Embossing: Under the Sea (Cuttlebug)

Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Distress inks (Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs)


4103-K, Sea Turtle (lg)

2423-L, Under the Sea

9718-G Plant

9713-E Bubbles

9720-C Big Wish

Stencils: Burlap (Tim Holtz)

  4 Responses to “Pick of the Week ~ Sea Themed Pop-Up Card”

  1. Terrific under the water scene and I love your little pop up in the inside, I haven’t tried one of those yet myself, great tutorial!

  2. Stunning card and nice tutorial!!

  3. Wellllll, for first time….you rocked it, Esther. This is fantastic!!!

  4. Great scene on the outside and a fun surprise on the inside!! Great job for your first attempt!

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